A mini Interactive Web Course on
|Date||Lecture||Topic||Video Link||Course Notes|
|09.17.13||ORIENTATION||Overview of the lectures; content||video >||pdf >|
|09.19.13||Lecture 1||From liquids to glasses, basic models
Reading: Glass Transition >
|video >||pdf >|
|09.24.13||Lecture 2||Structure & experimental characterization: a survey
Reading: Random Networks >
Reading: Zachariasen >
|09.26.13||Lecture 3||Simple bond models
Reading: Geochematerials >
Reading: Structure Silicate Glass >
|10.01.13||Lecture 4||Molecular Dynamics: basics
Additional Information: MD Basics >
|10.03.13||Lecture 5||Space correlation functions||video>||pdf >|
|10.08.13||Lecture 6||Correlation functions & linear response||video>||pdf >|
|10.10.13||Lecture 7||Force fields limitations of the classical MD approach||video>||pdf >|
|10.15.13||Lecture 8||Practical MD and applications||video>||pdf >|
|10.17.13||Lecture 9||Topological engineering
Additional Reading >
|10.22.13||Lecture 10||Rigidity transitions and intermediate phases||video>||pdf >|
|10.24.13||Lecture 11||Glassy dynamics||video>||pdf >|
|10.29.13||Lecture 12||Ab initio simulations of glasses
Additional Reading >
|10.31.13||lecture 13||Applications of ab initio simulations||video>||pdf >|
|11.05.13||No lecture||Please use this time as an opportunity to review information and submit questions or areas of the course you would like to have reviewed to Bill Heffner (email@example.com) and Matthieu Micoulaut (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 5.|
|EXAM||Available now! Suggested deadline Nov 21 at adviser's discretion.||EXAM|
please refer to Prof. Matthieu Micoulaut's website:
From here, you will have access to all additional documents (lectures, reading, answers to assignements, etc.) of the class.
Questions relating to homework, reading or lectures, please contact Prof. Matthieu Micoulaut by e-mail at: email@example.com
This course provides a comprehensive introduction into atomistic modeling of glass structure and properties by concentrating on basic phenomenological models and numerical atomic-scale simulations. Students will gain experience needed to tackle modern challenges in glass science through theoretical modeling and computer-guided investigations of glass properties under ordinary or extreme conditions. The general framework of the art of molecular simulations, from statistical mechanics to linear response theory and their use in molecular dynamics (MD) will be described. Although structural properties will occupy much of our attention –nothing can be stated about glass without knowledge of structure- the course will also concentrate on other important aspects of glass such as mechanical or dynamic properties with an exhaustive number of examples or applications. Limitations of classical MD and alternative methods of glass modeling will be discussed, and perspectives from the electronic modeling (with their own limitations) of glass will be presented.
If you wish to participate in this course, you can register online or download application form.
(*Lehigh University students wishing to take this course - please see special instructions below).
REGISTER ONLINE > Online registration now open.
Download a Registration Form, complete and return by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
This course is supported by International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glass and offered to students at no charge. This course will include 12 one-hour lectures. Any course credits (and assessment) must be determined by the student's home university.
*Special instructions to LEHIGH UNIVERSITY students only:
Having problems registering online or questions regarding registration?: please contact Sarah Wing